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Starred Review from Publishers Weekly:

"Lippmann packs a great deal into a single turn of phrase, balancing vulnerability and humor with luminescent prose. The compression and bursts of poignancy will remind readers of Kathy Fish and Amy Hempel."


"I loved it. Efficient, daring and fearless — Sara Lippmann aims right for the heart of our confused desire. She gets us inside the female experience, not just of lust but of the tedium and resentment, the long grind that lurks beneath the slow burn."

— Steve Almond, author of All the Secrets of the World

"Sara Lippmann has a major talent; she can create a whole world in five pages or less. The stories in JERKS are funny and vibrant and heartbreakingly real."


— Marcy Dermansky, author of Very Nice

"Sara Lippmann is a master of the absurd realities that comprise our American domestic lives. The stories in JERKS crackle with urgent, electric prose that sets fire to every sentence on every page. Funny, daring, brutal, honest, brilliant. Lippmann is dazzling,"

— Robert Lopez, author of A Better Class of People


"Sara Lippmann is the shit. JERKS is all killer, no filler. Vividly funny, full of heart, devastating. They should carve this book onto the side of a mountain."

— Bud Smith

"Reading JERKS is as satisfying as misbehaving yourself. Lippmann's collection is a fearless study of our most carnal desires and what we'll do to experience them fully. Taut and expansive, funny and merciless, this is an electric collection you won't soon forget."

— Danielle Lazarin, author of Back Talk: Stories

"With her effortless dry humor and swift prose, Lippmann leads us to the field where our desires rage like wildfire, and keeps us there long enough to witness small kindling of hope in the fire's aftermath."


— Taylor Byas, author of Bloodwarm

"With lyricism and stinging humor, Lippmann brings us characters who are utterly lost and yet somehow hopeful, both compassionate and deeply cruel, and above all, painfully real."

— Karen Pittelman, poet/singer/songwriter of Karen & The Sorrows

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